COVID-19 Update

VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

VOices Blog Members Home Events English | Français Shopping Cart
Skip to main content
Inside Banner

Frontier College

Sarah Brydges
Community Coordinator
Frontier College

206-1376 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 8N6

TEL: 613-816-1403


Vcard: import to my address book

Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Homeless

A Canada-wide, volunteer based literacy organization. We teach people to read and write and nurture a positive environment that promotes lifelong learning. In the Ottawa area we have literacy programs for children, youth and adults in Ottawa East, West, and down-town core. These locations include Libraries, Public Schools, and Community-based Shelters.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Frontier College

Frontier College Ottawa's Homework Club program provides homework help to children and youth all over Canada. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our Homework Clubs will be held online for 2021. Frontier College Ottawa is currently looking for tutors to help children and youth grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12) with their English or French homework as well as their English or French reading and writing skills. Depending on your competencies, you can also help them with other subjects, including math and science.

Volunteering with the Homework Club Program is an excellent way to gain experience in early childhood education or literacy tutoring! It is also an ideal environment in which to contribute meaningfully to your community. We require no prior teaching experience and provide you with all of the training and materials you need. Just bring your communication skills, patience, enthusiasm and love of learning!


Tutoring sessions occur once a week on the Zoom video conference call and last approximately one hour each. Sessions are scheduled based on tutors' and learners' availability.


Apply directly through the Volunteer Ottawa portal or contact Note that candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check. All candidates will be required to provide three references upon request.

We look forward to meeting you!
Location: Online
Deadline: Aug 27, 2021